Report: Netflix Wants to Invest in Fewer, Better Originals

Netflix wants to change the way it invests in exclusive shows after the streaming service recently lost subscribers for the first time in over a decade. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the company is now planning to create fewer shows than resonate more with its subscribers.…

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Amazon Launches its First Original Mobile Games for Kids

Amazon announced today that it has released its first original and ad-free mobile games for kids. Despite the Amazon Kids+ branding, they’re free for everyone. “Amazon Kids+ focuses on providing millions of kids with a variety of content that entertains, educates, and delights—from games to animated and live-action series, books,…

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IMDb TV Becomes Freevee and Increases Focus on Original Shows

IMDb TV, Amazon’s ad-supported video streaming service will be rebranded as Freevee starting April 27 (via Deadline). This will be the third name change for the service that initially launched as IMDb Freedive back in 2019. If Netflix, Prime Video, or Disney+ dominate the streaming conversations these days, advertising video…

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Critics Say Windows Licensing is Anticompetitive

With Microsoft now offering Windows on Azure, its critics alleged that the firm now makes it more expensive to do so on rival cloud platforms. Or, in some cases, impossible. Curiously, Microsoft agrees. “There definitely are some valid concerns,” Microsoft president Brad Smith told Bloomberg in an interview. “It’s very…

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Amazon Music Unlimited is Getting Its First-Ever Price Hike

Amazon revealed today that is raising the prices of Amazon Music Unlimited, its Spotify and Apple Music competitor. “To help us bring you even more content and features, we’re updating the prices of select Amazon Music Unlimited plans,” an Amazon support page explains. As of May 5, 2022, the monthly…

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YouTube Makes 4,000 TV Show Episodes Free to Watch in the US

Google announced today that YouTube users in the US will get free access to movies and full seasons of popular TV shows for the first time. Overall, nearly 4,000 episodes of TV shows such as Hell’s Kitchen, Andromeda, Heartland are coming to YouTube in the US, and they’ll be free to watch…

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Apple TV App for Android TV Drops All In-app Purchases

The Apple TV app for Android TV and Google TV no longer supports in-app purchases. This means that users can no longer use the app to buy or rent movies or TV shows, or subscribe to the company’s Apple TV+ streaming service. As reported by FlatpanelsHD, the app’s latest update…

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